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Peach Trees - Rio GrandePrunus persica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Rio Grande is a large, yellow fleshed freestone peach with a red blush. Juicy and melting. Fruit ripens in June. It was bred in Texas as a mid-to-low chill hour peach. The Rio Grande peach tree is a variety suited for the warmer climates of the southern/gulf coast states. They need clear hot weather for good production and do not tolerate extreme cold. It produces a medium-large sized, freestone peach. The fruit is yellow with a red blush, and is juicy with a delicate flavor. This variety requires heavier pruning for the owner to maintain the desired size of the tree and to encourage it to grow. Self fertile. 450 chill hours. Zones 7-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
More Information: Peach Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.